"I booked this stay as a long weekend away with my wife to celebrate her birthday. The price was perfect. Very reasonable for this time of year.
The Makai facility was great! Plenty of parking. Everything was clean and there were no problems with noise or nuisance. The balcony has a great view of Coastal Hwy and there is easy access to the beach. If you get up early, you can find street parking if you take a bunch of stuff with you. If you're just carrying towels and maybe chairs, it's easy to walk across Coastal Hwy to get to the beach. The other great thing about this location is that you are in walking distance to several great restaurants - On The Bay Seafood and Bellybusters are our fav's. If you want a great view of the sunset, take a walk down the alley between the Makai property and the Convention Center next door. There is a pier you can sit on to watch the sunset.
The surf shop/tiki vibe definitely got us into beach mode. Everything was clean and neat when we arrived. As far as size, the condo is perfect for a couple who wants to get away. There is a beautiful view out of the balcony door and I loved it at night time for relaxing with a drink. The bathroom was very large and had plenty of counter space. The full kitchen was excellent. We like to take along some food with us to cut down on the cost of eating out. The living/sleeping area was nice, although we did move some of the various tables around to make it easier to navigate the space.
I titled this review as "almost perfect" for a few reasons. I don't regret booking this place, but I do have a few notes for the owner that I would want to know if I were them.
1. The couch/bed
The bed is a pull out couch with a topper. I noticed as I pulled out the bed that there were several springs missing or damaged (which I would expect with a couch bed used this frequently). The bottom line is, even with the topper, we found it very uncomfortable for our extended weekend stay. I'm not sure how many guests put the bed away each morning, but we don't. It would have been much more comfortable with an actual bed with a real mattress. At the very least, it's time for a new pull out and topper.
2. This is a small thing. When we returned from the beach, we put our towels out to dry on the balcony chairs, but then we got sand on our feet from opening the towels. A small entry mat out there would keep the sand outside.
In summary - great location, great vibe."
Guest: Matthew P.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: July 23, 2016